The ghostly goings-on at Eastbourne’s oldest theatre will be revealed in The Death And Life Of The Hippodrome Theatre on Sunday October 28 at 7.30pm and 9pm.
This is a spooky and eerily immersive, paranormal promenade presentation at the Royal Hippodrome by Sussex Darkside Productions, and a unique experience which provides the chance to meet resident ghosts and characters from the theatre’s past - not for the faint-hearted!
The tour lasts an hour, with story-telling by ghostly characters, and small theatrical scenes in different locations.
Script-writer Diny van Kleeff says: “The Hippodrome is reputed to be haunted by a number of ghosts who have played a part in the life and times of the theatre. Paranormal investigators have taken photographs and there is even a video on YouTube of the supposed spooks.”
Local author Diny, who has written the nine poems that make up the bulk of the script, adds: “Members of staff and volunteers have spoken to us about hearing footsteps, seeing shadowy figures and unexplained noises and the feeling of being observed. So we have taken all this information, plus our own experience running both ghost walks and ghost hunts at this venue, to create a new and immersive story-telling experience. The ghosts of performers and employees past will come forward to tell their own stories.” The show is directed by Charlie James, a member of the National Youth Theatre. By Tony Flood.